More oiled animals found after Ark. oil spill

Officials say more oiled animals found after Exxon Mobil Arkansas oil spill

Associated Press

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) -- Officials say at least 16 oily birds, seven turtles, nine reptiles, a beaver and a muskrat have been recovered for treatment since an Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline ruptured last week in central Arkansas.

Authorities are urging people not to touch any injured or oiled animals as crews clean up Friday's spill in Mayflower, a small town about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Crews have also recovered thousands of barrels of oil and water since an ExxonMobil pipeline sprung a leak and spewed oil onto lawns and roadways.

Seven ducks have also been found dead.

ExxonMobil says a contractor has started a wildlife rehabilitation operation on-site.

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